Blog Archive: 2014

Blog Archive: 2014

Happy Holiday Stress!

Posted: December 04, 2014 by Chad Ernest, MS, LPC

The holidays can be extra stressful for everyone. Whether you are having visitors, seeing family and friends, or even spending time alone, each situation brings its own brand of stress. There are ways to prepare yourself and your family for the holidays so that everyone can deal with the stress in the most effective way. Here are a few things to consider that may help you get through the holidays unscathed….

Tags: mood and feelings, relationship and family, anxiety, addiction and behavior

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Holiday Attunement

Posted: December 04, 2014 by Nani Waddoups

Imagine an old-school radio with a dial. A certain subtlety was needed to tune in just right to a radio station: a little to the right, a little to the left, until you tuned in just right and got it. In very much the same way, we project ourselves out into the world on a certain frequency, and others out there are broadcasting themselves on their own stations. The psychological use of the word “attunement” refers to being able to hone in on the “tune” of another person, and to have others tune into us. Much relational discord, both minor and major, is due to a lack of attunement between people. And much personal distress is due to a lack of attunement with ourselves.

Tags: mood and feelings, relationship and family, anxiety

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Cuddles and Kittens

Posted: November 21, 2014 by Jeff Guenther

Lack of actual, physical, human contact got you down? For Portland, the answer seems to be a resounding “YES!”

Tags: news

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Holiday Tips for the Grieving Heart

Posted: November 16, 2014 by Dannette Muselman

It’s that time of year, the holidays are finally here! Everywhere you turn holiday spirit is found in parties, foods, media, shopping and gift giving.  After all, isn’t this supposed to be the best time of the year, filled with wonder and cheer? Yet, if you are grieving the loss of a loved one the holidays can feel anything but “merry.”  

Tags: mood and feelings, relationship and family, life transition

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Can you Predict Divorce?  Here’s What to Look Out For

Posted: November 13, 2014 by

This fall, I will be covering some of Dr. Gottman's predictors of divorce that have to do with how couples communicate with each other about difficult issues. Use these divorce predictors as a guide to protect your relationship from unhealthy relationship patterns.

Tags: relationship and family

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